Wellness is defined as harmony
between mind, body, and spirit.
Want better brain power? - Give your brain a boost with "Healthy Brain Power" Essential Oil Blend
Brain Power! How many of you would love to have better memory and mental stamina - in short, better brain power? How often do you look at your
children or grandchildren and realize that they are struggling to think, study, remember, or to comprehend?
Have you ever given them a task and had them come back 15 minutes later and say, "I don't remember what you told me to do, "Dad," or
"Mom, I forgot what you wanted me to get..."
The reason for many of these problems can be traced to the chemical saturation we face in our society today.
We are inhaling chemicals through the air we breathe. We are putting chemicals on ourselves contained within shampoos. hair treatments,
hairsprays, colorings, perms, soaps, perfumes, colognes, lotions, and aftershaves.
And that's not bad enough! Various brands of toothpaste have toxic chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate as an ingredient.
These chemicals don't simply move through our systems before being flushed out. They lodge throughout our bodies, in tissues,
in fat cells, in our organs, and in our brains.
When people ingest and inhale as many toxic chemicals as we do today, it causes problems and a whole range of health challenges,
one of which is something I call "brain fog". The chemicals plug receptor sites, making it difficult or impossible for our bodies to respond to
stimuli as they should. When it comes to our brains, we often find we can't think as clearly as we once could and we can't remember - we just aren't
as we should be.
Fortunately, essential oils have the ability to digest chemicals in the human body. They have the ability to clean up receptor sites and
nourish neurotransmitters so thy are able to support normal, healthy neurological function.
Researchers have been astonished to
discover how essential oils support proper blood circulation, not only in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, but also in
assisting in the disposal of toxic waste from the tissues. The constituents found in various oils have the ability to increase both, the efficiency
of oxygen absorption within cells and the utilization of oxygen from other sources such as food and water.
That's why I believe essential oils may be "the Missing Link" in our healthcare enviornment. They work, and they are so easy to use, both on
our bodies and through diffusion. When they are massaged or applied directly, they are absorbed into our tissues. When they are diffused into the
atmosphere of our homes or offices, we breathe in their healthful effects through our nasal and buccal cavities.
Then they move into the sensory cortex of our brains, where they get to work clearing out harmful chemicals. Then it becomes possible for more
clean, pure oxygen to get through, and, as a result, our brains and bodies are awakened. In effect, we empower our bodies and brains to function
as they should. This is one reason why you want to use a high grade Therapeutic essential oil such as Barbara Elizabeth. The top of the line pure therapeutic grade
essential oils are pricier to obtain and must come directly from a certified manufacturer to you. The more hands the product passes through the more chances
chance it will be adulterated. This is the number one reason contributing to a negative to positive scale of results. In the same frame of mind processed meats have been
banned by the State Child Nutrition Program due to the fact they are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic ingredient known as sodium nitrite. This is used as a
color fixer by meat companies to turn packaged meats a bright red color so they look fresh. Unfortunately, sodium nitrite also results in the
formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines in the human body as per the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).
Although there are a number of essential oils that contribute to mental acuity, I would like to suggest that you try Barbara Elizabeth Healthy Brain
Power. This specially designed blend of cedarwood, sandalwood, frankincense, melissa, Australian blue cypress, lavender, and helichrysum is high in
sesquiterpenes, which have been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Applied over the back of the neck, on the temples, the soles of the feet, or under the tongue, Brain Power helps bring clarity to the thought
process and supports concentration.
Can Spices Improve Your Brain Power?
"There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance…"
–Ophelia to Laertes, Hamlet
For many of us, the experience of watching a person (be it family, friend, patient, or hero) in the throes of Alzheimer’s is sad,
frustrating, and heart wrenching. How helpless it must feel to watch a once vibrant, intelligent, and competent person slowly lose his ability
to tie his own shoelaces or recognize his own children. If you know someone close to you or have a friend, there is a wonderful book called The
36 Hour Day by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins that drives home the point of how frustrating a day for the caregiver of an Alzheimer’s patient
truly is. In fact, it is more like a day and a half – hence the title. There are only a few things that make me panic and number one on the
list is losing my memory… my own mind… to this life-robbing disease. I too watched the changes my family went through with my fathers
Alzheimer’s. Towards the end my father would introduce and refer to me as his cousin from Hawaii.
That was ok because his nature was always gentle. My sister was not so lucky. She saw the other side of what Alzheimer’s does, and thats the
side that panic’s me. Often the days are filled with impatience, anger, and “what
ifs.” If you know anyone with memory problems or, like me, want to maintain your own mental capabilities, try these simple spices in your food
regularly and use Brain Power. Just maybe we can avoid the predicament altogether.
One spice, Cinnamon, is especially powerful.
It affects several physiologic functions of the body. Cinnamon kills bacteria and yeasts that cause stomach ulcers and urinary-tract infections,
and even helps the body regulate blood sugar. But for me, the most important benefit of its consumption is increased brainpower. A few years ago,
it was discovered that just the smell of cinnamon could improve cognitive function. In that study, it was true that either tasting
(technically it was chewing) or smelling cinnamon worked to improve brainpower. WOW… this may lead me to renew my
old grade-school days’ habit of chewing cinnamon toothpicks.
The second spice that should be on everyone’s mind (pun intended) is Ginger.
It was reported several years ago that ginger might indirectly lower the risk of Alzheimer’s via its anti-inflammatory properties.
It turns out that ginger decreases prostaglandins. These are the body’s chemicals that lead to inflammation and perhaps other chronic diseases.
Thus, ginger may ease those minor aches and pains in much the same way as aspirin (without the side effects, such as upset stomach), while
simultaneously helping maintain brainpower.
My third spice is in the ginger family. It goes by the name of Turmeric.
This is the spice that makes Indian food yellow and is responsible for curry’s delectable flavor. It is also the spice that gives mustard
its bright yellow color. Interestingly, in Biblical times, the smell of turmeric
was so loved that it was used in perfume making. Its unique and
quite pleasant scent makes this spice one of my all-time favorite aromas. Be careful though, some people use the term curcumin interchangeably with
turmeric. But curcumin is just an extract of turmeric. So be sure to buy and use turmeric,
because it contains all of the ingredients and micronutrients. Studies have shown that turmeric activates the expression of a gene that is a powerful antioxidant in the brain.
Moreover, researchers at UCLA reported five years ago that one of the ingredients in turmeric actually inhibited the
production of amyloid plaques in the brains of rats. Guess what? These plaques are the same plaques implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.
In fact, not only did the spice inhibit the NEW production of these plaques, the OLD plaques
actually decreased! This is something no drug has ever done! Eat the spice turmeric whenever you can. It is a powerful chemical that probably
deactivates the plaque-forming process due to its similarity to the plaque’s structure (just like ginger). More science is forthcoming,
but it is pretty clear that this spice, tumeric,
is another winner if you’re looking to improve your brainpower.
Finally, my fourth spice (well, it’s technically an herb) for your brain is Rosemary.
This spice has similar structural and chemical properties to ginger. And as luck would have it, this spice is actually known as the spice of
remembrance. Rosemary is quite complex, with more than a dozen antioxidants and a handful of anti-cholinesterases. These are all chemicals
implicated in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. This is one spice I believe science will show should be in everyone’s backyard. In fact,
I planted some last week, just a few feet away from my raspberry and blackberry bushes. When it comes to my brain... What do I do?
1. I use and smell cinnamon whenever and wherever I can, from my cinnamon-flavored Life cereal, to my cinnamon-flavored oatmeal,
to my cinnamon-flavored tea in the middle of winter. I never tire of consuming this spice.
2. I try to eat Indian food at least once, but often twice, a week. Often I’ll eat a curry dish that is heavy on the
3. I try to get eight hours of sleep a night and try to get up at the same time every morning. This has been shown to help support cognitive function.
4. I try to consume ginger regularly. This means a weekly trip to my local sushi bar and a request for extra ginger. I also drink ginger ale and, on occasion, will make it myself at home, which is simple, easy, and fun to do.
5. I eat blueberries whenever I can. They are known for their antioxidant properties and their support of brain function.
6. I eat cold-water fish three to five times a month in order to get the fish oil, which is thought to help preserve memory function as well as cut down on inflammation processes (another key component in Alzheimer’s).
Here’s to our health,
David Eifrig Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
Essential Oils: Brain Power essential oil blend
5 ml Bottle
Excerpts from Reference Guide for Essential Oils
This blend has been specifically formulated to include those oils that are high in sesquiterpene compounds. Research has shown that sesquiterpenes play a role in dissolving petrochemicals along the receptor sites near the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus. This helps to increase normal receptivity along those sites and increase the amount of oxygen in those areas. Increased oxygen around the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus can lead to increased metal capacity, mental clarity, and reduced symptoms of what has come to be known as “brain fog.”
Sandalwood also, like
Frankincense, is high in sesquiterpenes, which were discovered to increase the amount of oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands, thus
helping to improve one’s attitude. It alleviates depression and assists in the removal of negative programming from the cells of the body.
sesquiterpenes, which may help oxygenate the pineal and pituitary glands. It has been used traditionally as one of the ingredients for the holy
incense. It may help promote a positive attitude.
Melissa is an oil that is powerful as an anti-viral agent, yet it is very gentle and very delicate because of the nature of
the plant. It has the ability to work with and enhance the gentle aspects of the human body. It is calming and uplifting and may also help to
balance the emotions. It may also help to remove emotional blocks and instill a positive outlook on life.
Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica) comes from Australia and has been shown to improve circulation and increase the flow of
oxygen to the brain.
Lavender is an oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and to
work wherever there is a need. It has antispasmodic and analgesic properties. It may help with sprains, sore muscles, headaches, and general healing.
Apply over the back of the neck, to the temples, the soles of the feet, and under the tongue.
Please Note....not all essential oils are the same. This is not like other brands of essential oils that you may find at health food stores.
The essential Oils and products offered here are "pure pharmaceutical grade therapeutic quality oils which are more potent, effective and
suitable for beneficial use. Our oils that may be injested also have FDA approval on the label.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or
prevent any disease.
Consult your health care professional about any
serious disease or injury. Do not attempt to self-diagnose or prescribe any natural
substances such as essential oils for serious health conditions that require professional